Do You Qualify?
Must have a documented qualifying condition from your medical provider (MD or DO)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
A brain disorder that slowly destroys memory cells is progressive and irreversible. Also affects thinking skills and, with time the ability to carry out the simplest of the tasks. Those with the late-onset type—symptoms first appear in the mid-60s. Medication available that can temporarily reduce the symptoms but there is not cure.
A group of diseases marked with abnormal cell growth that have the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. There can be benign tumors, which do not spread but are characterized as cancer. Radiation therapy, chemo and surgery can serve as the treatment.
Persistent pain or chronic pain is characterized by any pain which occurs for more than 90 days despite being treated with medications or treatments. Documentation on the 90 day treatment is required.
A type of inflammatory bowel diseases that causes inflammation of the digestive tract which eventually leads to abdominal pain, fatigue, diarrhea, malnutrition and weight loss. Inflammation is found to be in different parts of the tract in different people. There is no cure.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is termed as a progressive brain condition that is caused by constant blows to the head or due to repeated episodes of concussion. Usually associated with sports like boxing. There is no method to detect CTE in a living person at this time.
A neurological disorder of the central nervous system in which brain activity becomes abnormal causes periods of unusual behavior, seizures, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. It can be developed by anyone, affects both males and females of all races, ethnic backgrounds and ages. There is no cure.
A disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by sleep, memory, mood issues and fatigue. Fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful signals. It is often triggered by a stressful event, including physical stress or emotional (psychological) stress.
A group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is very important for the good vision. The damage can be caused by high pressure on the eyes. It is the most common cause of blindness.
HIV / AIDS
A potentially life threatening chronic diseases called Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome which is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) damages your immune system. It interferes with the body’s ability to fight infection and disease. The fever, usually one of the first symptoms of HIV, is often accompanied by other mild symptoms, such as fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and a sore throat.
A disease that causes inflammation and infection of the liver. This condition develops after being infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) the condition can either acute or chronic. Unlike hepatitis A and B, there’s no vaccination for hepatitis C, although efforts to create one continues.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a wide term used to describe a group of disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. The exact cause of IBD is unknown, but IBD is the result of a defective immune system.
A potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). The protective sheath(myelin) is attacked in MS. This sheath covers the nerve fibers and this condition causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body.
A disorder characterized by shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. Symptoms usually begin gradually and get worse over time. Walking and standing can be difficult after the diseased has progressed.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event, vivid flashbacks (feeling like the trauma is happening right now) intrusive thoughts or images, nightmares, intense distress at real or symbolic reminders of the trauma.
Sickle Cell Anemia
A group of disorders known as sickle cell disease. Sickle cell anemia is a red blood cell disorder that is inherited in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body.
Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that causes temporary or permanent changes in its function. Symptoms may include loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in the parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the level of the injury.
Tourette syndrome is a disorder that is characterized by unwanted sounds and repetitive movements that can’t be easily controlled. For instance, you might repeatedly blink your eyes, shrug your shoulders or blurt out unusual sounds.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A sudden damage to the brain caused by a blow or jolt to the head. Common causes include car or motorcycle crashes, falls, sports injuries, and assaults. Injuries can range from mild concussions to severe permanent brain damage.